D - COL
Samuel Girard was the first to pot one in Colorado's 6-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres. He posted a goal, a plus-1 rating, one shot and three blocks.
His goal came on a complete-line mishap as a point shot went through some bodies and confused everyone on the ice as to where it was. Girard was the only one to see where the puck ended up after the scrum and put home his second of the season. He has two goals, 27 points and a minus-5 rating to date.
Samuel Girard registered one point on Monday helping the Avalanche defeat the Vegas Golden Knights 7-3. He finished the game with one point, a minus-1 rating, one hit and one block.
Girard hasn't been the fantasy gem that owners were hoping for after the Avalanche invested in their d-man with a nice, seven year contract. He has one goal and 14 points so far this year and doesn't really contribute in the hits or blocks department either. He's worth keeping an eye on but he's not a startable defenseman at this point.
Sam Girard provided two assists in Saturday's 7-3, home victory over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. He finished the game with two points, a plus-2 rating, 5 PIM, one shot, two hits and one block.
Girard had an excellent game as he stuffed the stat sheet across the board while being rewarded with two points along the way. He was signed to a seven year contract back in July and hasn't exactly been a points machine but does the things a good defenseman does. Great vision on the ice and is always accountable on the rear-guard. At this point he's not the best fantasy option based on his points and peripheral stats (hits, blocks) but he's worth keeping an eye on if he starts to turn it on.
Samuel Girard has signed a seven-year, $35 million extension with the Avalanche.
Samuel Girard has become a key member of the Colorado Avalanche defense over the past two-seasons. Girard finished the 2018-19 season with 4 goals and 27 points, while playing nearly 20 minutes a game. At only 21-years old it is a safe bet that his offensive production will continue to grow. Along with Cale Makar, and Bowen Byram, Girard will be part of one of the most exciting young defense corps in the NHL. There is still plenty of opportunity for growth for Samuel Girard in 2019-20, as he will be counted on to help offset the loss of Tyson Barrie.
Samuel Girard buried his first goal of the season on Friday night helping the Avs beat the Senators 6-3.
Along with it being Girards first goal of the season, it was the first goal scored by the Avalanche defensive corps. He was floating open through the slot and a stray rebound found the stick of Nathan Mackinnon, only to be passed to Girard and he quick released one right passed Craig Anderson. He'll look to ride the momentum with a back to back game tonight vs. Minnesota.